Posts tagged ‘Instruments’

Baby Time: March 29, 2017

Books

Hello Lamb by Jane Cabrera
Hand in Hand by Rosemary Wells

Music

“Shake It To the East” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reaching for the Stars

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Little Frog
A little frog in a pond am I
Hippity, hippity, hop
And I can jump in the air so high
Hippity, hippity, hop

Head and Shoulders Baby
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders, head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Knees and toes . . .
Back and tummy . . .

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

I Touch My Eyes
I touch my eyes
I touch my nose
Touch my head
Touch my toes
I reach up high
Reach down low
Take a breath (pause)
And UP I go

If You’re Happy and You Know It Play Your Instrument
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Rub your tummy
Play them softly
Play them loudly
Tap your hand

March 29, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Letters

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Books

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault, illus. by Lois Ehlert
A Isn’t for Fox by Wendy Ulmer, illus. by Laura Knorr
The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra, illus. by Melissa Sweet
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin

Music

“Alphabet Stretch” by Dennis Buck, Pre-K Hooray
“Alphabet in Motion” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Amazon ABCs” by Johnette Downing, Fins and Grins
“ABC Song” from Movin’ and Shakin’ for Youngster

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Alphabet Song
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time sing them backwards with me!

Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Movement Rhyme: A is for Alligator
A is for Alligator; chop, chop, chop!
B is for Bunny; hop, hop, hop!
C is for Circle; spin around and around!
D is for dizzy, let’s all sit down!

Song: BINGO
There was a farmer, had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

Song: The Alphabet Song
Sing the ABCs to different tunes to help kids understand each letter.
Source: Mel’s Desk

Craft: Name Caterpillars

Activities:
Letter seek & find bags
Letters on flannel or magnetic board

March 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 1 2017

Books

Blue Sea by Robert Kalan, illus. by Donald Crews
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

Music

“One Man Band” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep them, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Rickety, Rickety Rocking Horse
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa!

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Humpty Dumpty fell in a puddle
Humpty Dumpty needs a big cuddle!

Hello Everybody
Well, hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose, touch your nose
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose

Well, hello everybody can you . . .
Tap your toes
Pat your head
Rub your tummy

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, play your instrument
Way up high, way up high
Now bend down, now bend down
Play down low, play down low

February 1, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Nursery Rhymes

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Books

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera
Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Jeff Mack
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Iza Trapani
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Music

“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“Nursery Rhyme Dance” by The Learning Station, #1 Best Kids Songs
“Let’s Read and Rock” by Greg & Steve, Ready . . . Set . . . Move
Classic Nursery Rhymes by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Two Little . . .
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!
Come back Jack. Come back Jill.

Two little kittens sitting on my lap
One named Flip, the other named Flap
“Meow,” says Flip! “Meow,” says Flap!
Then they both lie down and take a little nap

Two brave firefighters sitting in a truck
One named Jessica, the other named Chuck
Fight the fire, Jessica! Fight the fire, Chuck!
Go home, Jessica. Go home, Chuck.

Movement Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up
They’re neither up nor down

November 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 2, 2016

Books

Pots & Pans by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Diane de Groat
Bears by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Maurice Sendak

Music

“One Man Band” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Alley-Oh
Tune: Muffin Man
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
The alley alley-oh, the alley alley-oh
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
On this fine day in [September]

The Elevator Song
Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Oh the city is great, oh the city is grand
There are lots of tall buildings on a little piece of land
We live way up on the 57th floor
This is what we do when we go out the door
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
And we turn around

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, now bend down, play down low

November 2, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 21, 2016

Books

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir  & Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Jess Golden
Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury

Music

“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Little Leaves
1 little leaf,
2 little leaves,
3 little leaves today (touching each toe/finger or with an older child, putting fingers up)
4 little leaves,
5 little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now it’s one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

Five Little Babies
One little baby rocking in a tree (pretend to rock baby)
Two little babies splashing in the sea. (make splash sound with hands)
Three little babies crawling on the floor (make 3 fingers crawl on arm)
Four little babies banging on the door. (clap hands)
Five little babies playing hide and seek (cover eyes)
Keep your eyes closed tight
Till I say PEEK!

Choo Choo
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

1, 2, 3, 4
One, two, three, four
Jingle at the cottage door
Five, six, seven, eight
Jingle at the cottage gate
Can use jingle bells or other props, can substitute clapping, running, stomping, etc.

Alphabet Song
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time sing them backwards with me!

Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

September 21, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Books

Books
Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt
Inside This Book (are three books) by Barney Saltzberg

Felt Board
“Wiggle Worm, Wiggle Worm”

Song
“Books Ahoy!”  by Monty Harper, Take Me to Your Library

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Bb.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Talk
Expand on the things your child says. For example, if your child points at a flower, respond with: “Yes, that is a flower. That kind of flower is called a rose. Roses can be red, yellow, white, or pink.” Another great way to talk with your child is to get a book without words. This gives you an opportunity to have endless amounts of conversations with your child about what is happening on the page.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the creek
If you see a little mouse,
Don’t forget to SQUEAK!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to SCREAM!

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently to the shore.
If you see a lion,
Don’t forget to ROAR!

Read-a-Book
Read-a-book, read-a-book,
Librarian.
Read me a book
As fast as you can.
Open it, and close it,
Book starts with a “B.”
Read a book out loud
For you and for me.

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, creep them,
Slowly creep them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open wide your little mouth,
But do not let them in!

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

September 15, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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